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Mawuena Kattah

About

Mawuena Kattah has been a member of Intoart since 2007. Her work reflects her interest in pattern, colour, form and the figure.

Ceramics, Textiles and Works on Paper

Archive Film

Research

Intoart, Mawuena Kattah, Research
Intoart, Mawuena Kattah, Research
Intoart, Mawuena Kattah, Research
Intoart, Mawuena Kattah, Research
Intoart, Mawuena Kattah, Research
Intoart, Mawuena Kattah, Research
Intoart, Mawuena Kattah, Research
Intoart, Mawuena Kattah, Research
Intoart, Mawuena Kattah, Research
Intoart, Mawuena Kattah, Research
Intoart, Mawuena Kattah, Research
Intoart, Mawuena Kattah, Research

Biography

Mawuena Kattah’s work draws upon an extensive personal archive of family photographs taken in Ghana spanning a number of decades, plus recent studio photographs of family taken in London. She brings people and pattern together in complex, vibrant compositions. Her work embodies a strong sense of community, creating environments that invite the subjects of her portraits and others to share in a growing social fabric of people, artworks, ceramics and textiles. Works have been exhibited in major contemporary art galleries and museums in the UK, including acquisition of works by the Arts Council’s National Collection, solo exhibition at Tenderbooks resulting from a five-month placement in the Victoria and Albert Museum ceramics studio and groups shows at Studio Voltaire London (2007), Whitechapel Gallery (2009). In 2018, Mawuena Kattah’s portaits were included in the Arts Council Collection National Partners Exhibition ‘Walls Have Ears: 400 Years of Change’ at Aston Hall, Birmingham.

Solo Exhibitions
  • 2016
  • Ceramics, Textiles & Works on Paper, Tenderbooks
Publications
  • 2016
  • Mawuena Kattah, Ceramics Textiles and Works on Paper
Group exhibitions
  • 2018
  • Walls Have Ears - 400 Years of Change, Aston Hall Birmingham
  • 2017
  • Fashioning Space - Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 2016
  • The Long Nights: Intoart Winter Exhibition - Whitfield Street London
  • 2016
  • Intoart Annual 2016 - Percy Street London
  • 2015
  • Intoart Annual 2015 - Studio Voltaire London
  • 2014
  • Practice Makes, Peckham Platform
  • 2012
  • Intoart Print Collection, Peckham Space
  • 2012
  • SV12 Members Show, Studio Voltaire
  • 2011
  • Verovisation, MAD Musee Belgium
  • 2010
  • No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern
  • 2009
  • See the Revolutionary Art Exhibit, Whitechapel Gallery
  • 2009
  • Magnetic Forces, Trongate 103 Glasgow
  • 2008
  • SV08 Members Show, Studio Voltaire
  • 2007
  • Different Spaces, Studio Voltaire
  • 2006
  • Space Mapping, Studio Voltaire
  • 2005
  • Animal Mineral Vegetable, South London Gallery
Film Screenings
  • 2017
  • Ceramics, Textiles & Works on Paper - Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival
  • 2016
  • Ceramics, Textiles & Works on Paper - Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 2014
  • Intoart Archive, Tate Britain
  • 2010
  • A film made according to instructions by Mawuena Kattah with Lenka Clayton, Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery
Group catalogues
  • 2010
  • See the Revolutionary Art Exhibit. Published by Intoart
  • 2007
  • The Studio Project: Opening Art Practice. Published by Intoart
Public events and symposia
  • 2014
  • House of Voltaire
  • 2014
  • Live Archive Part 2, Tate Britain
  • 2014
  • Opening Up Collections, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 2013
  • Live Archive Part 1, Tate Modern
  • 2013
  • Live Research, Tate Modern
  • 2011
  • Verovisation Symposia at MAD Musee, Belgium
  • 2009
  • See the Revolutionary Art Exhibit, Whitechapel Gallery
Artist mentor/Workshop facilitator
  • 2013–15
  • Practice Makes, Tuke School, Peckham Platform
  • 2013
  • Ceramics Collective, The Gate, V&A Museum
  • 2012
  • Reproduction, Peckham Space
  • 2007
  • The Studio Project book launch, Studio Voltaire